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  • Setting the Stage for Successful Collaboration
    Many non-profits are being affected by the different initiatives coming down the pipe involving federal and state funding requirements. This can make it very challenging for organizations who are already doing more with less while still providing quality services to their communities. The good news is some of these initiatives can help create an environment [&]


  • How I Eliminated 50 Hours of Office Work a Month in 5 Steps
    Over a year ago I was asked to take over as Program Manager for the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. This has been a wonderful experience and I truly enjoy helping people achieve their goals and watching our clients transform right before my eyes. However, the paperwork and reporting for New York State is extensive and I was up for the challenge. By streamlining the process, I reduced the administrative tasks 50 hours a month thus making the paperwork manageable.


  • How Long Should I Keep My Records?
    In our world of information overload emails, digital and paper documents are increasing not decreasing as predicted. To stay on top of this information onslaught companies need to create a retention schedule for both paper and digital files. Below are some tips on creating a retention schedule for all your document types.


  • How to Get the Most Out of a Business Health Review with Your Accountant
    While working with my clients and as Program Manager of the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program I have a common theme presents itself. How do I figure out how my business is doing? As a business owner I need to know the answer to this myself. So when I meet with my accountant, I want to give him the most up to date and accurate information. Thus providing the data he needs to help me make sound financial decisions. Your accountant can do this for you but they will need “information”.


  • Planning For Success
    So why is planning important? Without it you will waist a considerable amount of money, time, and resources. You can’t get where you want to go if you don’t know where you want to end up. Working with clients I usually find businesses that have grown ad hoc and call me when their inefficient back office operations are hampering growth. By developing a business plan you can prepare for growth and potential risk or problems. Therefore you are responding to your environment not reacting. Also, having a solid plan gives you a tool for making decisions.


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Certified Lean Office specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll featured in the Hudson Valley Business Journal on March 28, 2011, Page 13 Effective collaboration Where do we start?


Certified Lean Office specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll featured in the Hudson Valley Business Journal on January 8, 2011, Page 8 "Do more with less in 2011"


Certified Lean Office Specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll contributes to The Times Herald Record article "Experts offer tips to lessen holiday stress" on November 14, 2010


Certified Lean Office specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll featured in the Hudson Valley Business Journal on July 12, 2010 Page 12 BPs lack of seeing the Big Picture


Certified Lean Office specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll featured in the Hudson Valley Business Journal on June 7, 2010 Page 15 Make Your Bottom Line Grow


Certified Lean Office specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll featured in the Hudson Valley Business Journal on May 3, 2010 Page 20 Redue costs - increase capacity is seminar topic


Cynthia Marsh-Croll featured in The Examiner News, March 2 2010, Page 11Coming Clean and Getting LEAN for Spring


Certified Lean Office specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll featured in the Hudson Valley Business Journal February 15, 2010 Page 3, Where Did Toyota Go Wrong?


Certified Lean Office specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll featured in the Hudson Valley Business Journal January 18, 2010 Page 13 "Capacity building in an unfriendly economic environment"


Certified Lean Office productivity specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll featured in the Hudson Valley Business Journal November 16, 2009 Page 4 "Getting leanerat the office, anyway"


Hudson Valley Business Journal April 7, 2008... "Piles Equal Lost Profits" Download the PDF


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Certified Lean Office Specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll Helps Non-Profits Reduce Costs While Improving Capacity
Westtown, NY (PressExposure) April 29, 2010 -- Not-for-profit organizations have an opportunity to join the ranks of many groups that have already benefitted from a unique seminar, Spend More Money and Time On Your Mission!. This seminar teaches organizations lean office principles to help them do more with less in these challenging times.

The seminar will be conducted by seasoned productivity specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll. It will be held on Tuesday, May 25 from 8:00 to 11:00 AM. At the Orange County Chamber of Commerce....


Certified Lean Office Specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll Helping Non-Profits Utilize Lean Office Strategy

Croll Organizing now Croll Productive Synergy\\ Non-Profit Seminar March 9th open to the public: Doing More with Less! Capacity Building in an Unfriendly Economic Environment

Certified Lean Office productivity specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll is founder and president of Croll Productive Synergy (formerly Croll Organizing) of Westtown New York, which focuses on the lean office approach.

With the New Year here and many mature businesses not, we must reflect on what has to be done to operate effectively with out current resources all while taking advantage of the opportunities left behind from closed competitors. The silver lining is the opportunity to build capacity and increase market share. For non-profits, this means providing more services for the community with the current resources. This has become a very important topic for non-profits all over the country. As budgets shrink and donations decrease, non-profits need to do more with less. Ms. Crolls article Capacity Building in an Unfriendly Economic Environment published in the January 18th edition of the Hudson Valley Business Journal, discusses how nonprofits can address these issues...


Productivity Expert Cynthia Marsh-Croll Going "Lean" Specializing in State-Of-The-Art Lean Office Strategy Westtown, NY (PressExposure) December 02, 2009 -- Croll awarded University of Michigan Lean Office certification Seminar December 15 open to the public: Increase Your Profitability by Improving Productivity

Productivity expert Cynthia Marsh-Croll, founder and president of Croll Organizing, LLC of Westtown, New York has tailored her success skills and strategies in the direction of the lean office approach. Last month, she was awarded Lean Office Certification by the University of Michigan College of Engineering. Ms. Croll completed the coursework and was deemed eligible to implement and transform traditional business operations to lean...


Productivity Expert Cynthia Marsh-Croll Using State-Of-The Art "Lean Office" Strategies

Westtown, NY (PressExposure) November 03, 2009 -- Productivity expert Cynthia Marsh-Croll, founder and president of Croll Organizing, LLC of Westtown, New York has tailored her success skills and strategies in the direction of the lean office approach. These skills are being utilized to create a lean office infrastructure across multiple departments for Tyramm International, Inc. Tyramm International is a cutting edge point of sale software company that will be giving the competition a run for their money....


Productivity Expert Cynthia Marsh-Croll Going "Lean"

Westtown, NY (PressExposure) September 08, 2009 -- SPECIALIZING IN STATE-OF-THE-ART LEAN OFFICE STRATEGY

Croll completes regional Lean Strategies program; candidate for University of Michigan Lean Office certification Upcoming seminars & complimentary consultations scheduled

Productivity expert Cynthia Marsh-Croll, founder and president of Croll Organizing, LLC of Westtown, New York has tailored her success skills and strategies in the direction of the lean office approach.


Professional Organizer Cynthia Marsh-Croll Receives Youth Bureau Outstanding Business-Community Partner Award, June 2009

Westtown, NY (PressExposure) June 17, 2009 -- Professional organizer and efficiency expert, Cynthia Marsh-Croll, founder and president of Croll Organizing, LLC of Westtown, New York merited recognition at the Orange County Youth Bureau's 27th annual County Executive/Youth Bureau Awards Program 2009. Ms. Croll was a proud recipient of the Asset Builder-Outstanding Business/Community Partner award, presented to her by County Executive, Ed Diana at a special ceremony on June 5th......


Efficiency Expert Cynthia Marsh-Croll Participating In Local Seminars

Westtown, NY (PressExposure) April 23, 2009 -- Efficiency expert and professional organizer Cynthia Marsh-Croll, founder and president of Croll Organizing of Westtown, New York will be participating in two upcoming business expos in the Hudson Valley that are free and open to the public. On Thursday, April 30, Ms. Croll will be a featured speaker at the 2nd annualHudson Valley Entrepreneurial Conference & Expo in Poughkeepsie, www.gethudsonvalley.org and will be participating in the Warwick Valley Community Business Expo in Warwick on May 2, www.warwickcc.org....


Helping Companies Going Digital

Efficiency expert and professional organizer Cynthia Marsh-Croll of Croll Organizing, LLC is helping companies remain competitive in this economic environment. Using digital tools is an important piece of increasing productivity. Tracking information with paper is time consuming and most times inefficient. You can collect the information in paper put the information then needs to be transformed into a digital medium to be tracked and acted upon...View the press release


Doing More with Less in 2009!

With the economic challenges facing business owners, professional organizer Cynthia Marsh-Croll has some strategies to help businesses do more with less. January is Get Organized MonthSM as well as one of the top 5 resolutions. Doing more with less that means good workflow and time management...View the press release.


Croll Organizing Sponsors Air Pirates Radio Theater, a unique mixture of live contemporary interactive theater and old time radio drama...


Croll Organizing Shores Up Business Idol Winners! View the press release.


Meet me at the Chamber! What do the following businesses and organizations have in common...


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